VACANCY | MIDDLESEX CRICKET | FULL TIME COUNTY SAFEGUARDING OFFICER
Job Title: County Safeguarding Officer
Reporting to: Participation Director
Contact: Full time permanent (Potential ability to job share)
Salary: £30,000 – £34,000
Right to work: Applicants must have UK right to work
Middlesex Cricket Is seeking to appoint a full time County Safeguarding Officer. The successful candidate will play a key role In safeguarding across the whole county and the whole club.
- To comply with individual’s responsibilities as laid out in MCCC’s health and safety policies and actively promote a positive health and safety culture.
- To comply with individual’s responsibilities as laid out in MCCC’s Equality and Diversity Policy and actively promote equality and diversity.
- To comply with individual’s responsibilities as laid out in MCCC’s confidentiality and data protection policies and maintain confidence.
- To fulfil the duties of the County Safeguarding Officer in relation to Middlesex Cricket’s Safeguarding Framework, being the first point of call for all safeguarding incidents and reports across the network and supporting investigations when required.
- To be responsible for safeguarding provision of young people, adults at risk, for all cricket and activities within our Middlesex Cricket jurisdiction including the structure, communication, education, investigations (as required) people in positions of trust and responsible for one off and regulated activity, company and county wide, including updating safeguarding risk register with appropriate mitigations and lowering of risk through improved safeguarding.
- To be responsible to produce (where required), monitor and evaluate all Policies, Codes, Statements, Forms, Procedures and Practices.
- To monitor all mandatory, and additional qualifications for staff and workforce hired or used by Middlesex Cricket whether paid or unpaid and inform the individuals and their line manager when they need to update their training or compliance documentation.
- To support all department leads to understand their Safeguarding responsibilities, and to create a positive child-centred and adults at risk environment.
- To provide and / or facilitate annual safeguarding training for Board Directors, staff, and wider Middlesex workforce.
- To support the Middlesex network of Clubs, Club Safeguarding Officers, cricket communities across the county and League Safeguarding Officers, ensuring positive wider education, compliance standards are achieved and maintained.
- To provide a proactive approach to safeguarding in MCCC.
- To support any safeguarding concerns being managed within the organisation, ensuring concerns are investigated swiftly and thoroughly in conjunction with ECB’s safeguarding team and statutory agencies – and with demonstrable outcomes.
- To provide a report to the Board Lead for Safeguarding for all Board meetings.
- To ensure compliance with safer recruitment practices, including as the Primary County Wide ‘Safeguarding Recruiter,’ and ID verifier, using the ECB Online system.
- To provide learning outcomes and training for Club Safeguarding Officers on safeguarding and best practice. Host Safeguarding drop-in clinics throughout the year for updates and to take questions from Club Safeguarding Officers.
- To ensure there is a clear referral pathway for sharing, reporting, and recording concerns, in line with ECB policy and guidance; and Club staff know how to access them.
- To support clubs in ensuring people in required roles have ECB DBS checks, and requirements around Overseas Players, coaches & personnel.
- To be the lead person for Middlesex in supporting clubs to ensure clubs have appropriate safeguarding procedures In place
- To develop county wide communication and education plan including effective utilisation of website, pre-recorded content share, live online and in person sessions.
- To work effectively with all neighbouring counties and National Governing Body and all appropriate agencies.
- To undertake any other responsibilities as directed by MCCC.
- Professional experience of safeguarding gained through relevant undertaking and management of casework e.g. Police, Social work, Education, other sporting bodies, including an understanding of current relevant legislation, best practice and national framework for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
- Understanding of the ECB’s role and responsibilities to safeguard the welfare of children, young people, and adults at risk, including ECB safeguarding children policy documents.
- Understanding of local arrangements for managing safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk, and reporting procedures.
- Experience of building relationships with key stakeholders.
- Experience of working to high levels of confidentiality including the storage of confidential documents.
- Enthusiasm and commitment to Safeguarding.
- Ability to challenge poor practice and effect change.
- Ability to manage a workforce, including coaches, managers and volunteers.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent administrative and organisational skills including effective use of IT systems, databases and recordkeeping.
- High degree of organisation and ability to prioritise workloads.
- An enthusiasm and understanding of EDI and the ability to engage and support communities that we are proud to celebrate in our London boroughs. Including working closely with;
- Our EDI, Governance and Ethic and other relevant stakeholder individual and groups.
- Our connecting parties such as recreational adult, female and male, open age and age restricted leagues and any 3rd party delivery partner,
- The role will include evening and weekend work, so ability to work unsociable hours is essential.
- An Enhanced ECB DBS check with Children’s Barred List check is required for this role.
Place of Work
- Hybrid working environment. There will be a need to be available to work from Middlesex Cricket locations, either offices, playing grounds or training environments, around the county of Middlesex, as well as working from home or own office locations.
Please forward both your CV, and a Cover Letter stating your experience and suitability for the role to [email protected]
Closing date for application is Monday 16th January with interviews being held w/c 23rd January.
Middlesex Cricket is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a process of vetting, including the disclosure of criminal records and the seeking of references. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.
Middlesex Cricket are equal opportunity employers and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.